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Kenwood KX-1030

3-Head Stereo Cassette Tape Deck (1977-79)

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Kenwood KX-1030


The Kenwood/Trio KX-1030 features three ferrite heads.

Sound that is actually being recorded on tape can be checked by one-touch operation, ensuring optimum recording at all times.

Fine Bias adjustment controls are provided for setting optimum bias for proper use of every type of tape currently available on the market.

The use of a Dolby noise reduction system greatly reduces hissing noise which is inherent in cassette tapes.


Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.76 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record, 1 x playback, 1 x erase

Motor: electronically controlled DC

Tape Type: type I, FeCr, Cr02

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 25Hz to 20kHz  (Cr02 tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 67dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.06%

Input: 77.5mV (line), 0.19mV (mic)

Output: 0.775V (line)

Dimensions: 430 x 167 x 332mm

Weight: 7.5kg


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Reviewed Mar 04th, 2013 by andi91265

Better than some Vintage Marantz Tape Deck's!



re: KX-1030

Bought new in 1979 = ZERO problems for over 20 years.

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